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Calendar of Public Meetings and Hearings on Permitting Cases

Here you will find a listing of all upcoming public meetings, notice and comment hearings, informal public hearings, and contested case hearings on permitting applications.
Table of upcoming public meetings and hearings on permitting cases.
DateTimeCityApplicantMeeting/
Hearing Type
Permit No.SOAH Docket No.
03/30/15 10:00 a.m. Eagle Pass Dos Republicas Coal Partnership Contested Case Hearing WQ0003511000 582-15-2214
04/01/15 10:00 a.m. Houston USA Waste of Texas Landfills, Inc. Contested Case Hearing 1565B 582-15-2221
04/06/15 10:00 a.m. Austin Post Oak Clean Green, Inc. Contested Case Hearing 2378 582-15-2498
04/08/15 10:00 a.m. Austin Abraxas Corporation Contested Case Hearing WQ0015010001 582-15-2478
04/09/15 7:00 p.m. La Grange Lower Colorado River Authority Public Meeting WQ0002105000 -
05/06/15 10:00 a.m. Austin New Information City of Liberty Hill Contested Case Hearing WQ0014477001 582-15-2936

Please Note

With few exceptions, the meetings and hearings on this page have been requested by the public for the specific purpose of discussing permitting issues, such as whether a facility should be allowed to obtain, renew, or amend a Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, New Source Review, or Municipal Solid Waste permit at a specific location.

All of the meetings are arranged and conducted by the TCEQ's Office of the Chief Clerk (OCC). Most of the hearings, however, are arranged and conducted by the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), which was created expressly for that purpose.

This calendar only lists meetings and contested case hearings on permitting cases. In addition, the SOAH hearings in this calendar only announce the first notice, or preliminary hearing date, of a case, and are posted purely as a courtesy to our customers. For information on subsequent SOAH hearings, contact SOAH at the number listed below.

Follow these links to find information about TCEQ commission agendas, commission work sessions, the executive director's agenda, and public hearings for proposed rules; or SOAH hearings Exit the TCEQ on rate cases, Certificates of Convenience and Necessity (CCN), enforcement matters, and contract disputes.

If you have questions about a specific hearing or meeting, please call the contact person listed on the hearing or meeting notice. If you have general questions about this calendar, please call OCC at 512-239-3300.

SOAH may be reached by phone 512-475-4993, by E-mail (feedback@soah.texas.gov), or on the Web (www.soah.texas.gov). Exit the TCEQ

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend a TCEQ meeting or SOAH hearing and who need special accommodations should call OCC (512-239-3300) or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD) at least one week prior to the event.


NOTICE OF HEARING
DOS REPUBLICAS COAL PARTNERSHIP
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-2214
TCEQ Docket No. 2015-0068-IWD
Permit No. WQ0003511000

APPLICATION.
Dos Republicas Coal Partnership, 5150 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, Texas 78249, which operates the Eagle Pass Mine, a sub-bituminous coal mine, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major amendment with renewal to Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0003511000 to add active mining acreage; add Outfalls 014M-020M to discharge stormwater and mine seepage from active mining areas; add Outfalls 001R, 003R, 004R, 006R-008R, and 014R-020R to discharge stormwater from post-mining areas; remove Outfalls 002, 005, and 009-013; allow for water in all ponds to be used for dust suppression; add Outfall 021 to discharge stormwater runoff from fueling areas, fuel storage areas, vehicle and equipment maintenance areas, truck washing stations, and coal handling and storage areas; and add Outfall 022M to discharge mine pit water from active mining areas and stormwater from inside the rail loop. The existing permit authorizes the discharge of mine seepage from active mining areas and stormwater at an intermittent and variable flow via Outfalls 001-013.

The facility is located on the northeast side of State Highway 1588, three miles northeast of the intersection of State Highway 1588 and U.S. Highway 277, and approximately five miles northeast of the City of Eagle Pass in Maverick County, Texas 77852. The effluent will be discharged via Outfalls 001M/R, 004M/R, 007M/R, 008M/R, 017M/R, 018M/R, 021, and 022M to unnamed tributaries, thence to Elm Creek, thence to Rio Grande Below Amistad Reservoir in Segment No. 2304 of the Rio Grande Basin; via Outfalls 003M/R, 006M/R, 014M/R, and 019M/R to unnamed ditches, thence to Elm Creek, thence to Rio Grande Below Amistad Reservoir in Segment No. 2304 of the Rio Grande Basin; via Outfalls 015M/R to an unnamed ditch, thence to an unnamed tributary, thence to Hediondo Creek, thence to Elm Creek, thence to Rio Grande Below Amistad Reservoir in Segment No. 2304 of the Rio Grande Basin; and via Outfalls 016M/R and 020M/R to Elm Creek, thence to Rio Grande Below Amistad Reservoir in Segment No. 2304 of the Rio Grande Basin. The designated uses for Segment No. 2304 are high aquatic life use, primary contact recreation, and public water supply.

In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (June 2010) for the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier 1 antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. A Tier 2 review has preliminarily determined that no significant degradation of water quality is expected in Elm Creek, which has been identified as having high aquatic life use. Existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the parameters and limitations within which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Maverick County Courthouse, 500 Quarry Street, Suite 2, Eagle Pass, Texas. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice. For the exact location, refer to the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=28.818055&lng=-100.458611&zoom=13&type=r

DIRECT REFERRAL.
The Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision was published on December 16 and 19, 2014. On January 15, 2015, the Applicant filed a request for direct referral to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). Therefore, the chief clerk has referred this application directly to SOAH for a hearing on whether the application complies with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
SOAH will conduct a formal contested case hearing on this application at

10:00 a.m. - March 30, 2015
Maverick County Courthouse
500 Quarry Street - 2nd Floor
Eagle Pass, Texas 78852

The contested case hearing will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001 of the Texas Government Code; Chapter 26 of the Texas Water Code; TCEQ rules, including 30 TAC Chapter 305; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. At the hearing on March 30, 2015, jurisdiction must be established, and written and oral public comment on the draft permit and application may be accepted.

To participate in the hearing as a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be adversely affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate at the hearing. See 30 TAC Section 55.203.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

Further information may also be obtained from Dos Republicas Coal Partnership at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Leland Starks at 830-421-5017.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at 512-475-3445 at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: February 19, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF HEARING
USA WASTE OF TEXAS LANDFILLS, INC.
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-2221
TCEQ Docket No. 2015-0119-MSW
Proposed Permit No. 1565B

APPLICATION.
USA Waste of Texas Landfills, Inc., 9821 Katy Freeway, Suite 700, Houston, Harris County, Texas 77024, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major permit amendment to authorize a lateral and vertical expansion of Fairbanks Landfill, an existing Type IV municipal solid waste landfill. The total permitted facility acreage is proposed to increase from 118.1 acres to 188.95 acres, of which approximately 137.3 acres will be used for waste disposal. The maximum final elevation of the waste fill and final cover materials is proposed to increase from 154.0 feet to 250.5 feet above mean sea level. The facility is located at 8205 Fairbanks N Houston Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas 77064. The following link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.9&lng=-95.5278&zoom=13&type=r. For exact location, refer to application.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Fairbanks Branch Library, 7122 North Gessner Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas, 77040.

DIRECT REFERRAL.
The Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision was published on September 9, 11, 12, and 14, 2014. On January 27, 2015, the Applicant filed a request for direct referral to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). Therefore, the chief clerk has referred this application directly to SOAH for a hearing on whether the application complies with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
SOAH will conduct a formal contested case hearing at:

10:00 a.m. – April 1, 2015
City of Houston – City Hall Annex Chamber
900 Bagby Street, Public Level
Houston, Texas 77002

The contested case hearing will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 361, Texas Health and Safety Code; TCEQ rules including 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 330; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

To request to be a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be adversely affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate at the hearing.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/. The mailing address for the TCEQ is P.O. Box 13087, Austin TX 78711-3087.

Further information may also be obtained from Mr. Steve Jacobs at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Scott Graves at 512-451-4003.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at 512-475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: February 12, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF HEARING
POST OAK CLEAN GREEN, INC.
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-2498
TCEQ Docket No. 2012-0905-MSW
Proposed Permit No. 2378

APPLICATION.
Post Oak Clean Green, Inc., P.O. Box 1270, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas 78155, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a permit to authorize Post Oak Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, a new Type I municipal solid waste landfill. The facility is proposed to be located at 7787 Farm-to-Market Road 1150, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas 78155. The following link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.605277&lng=-97.724444&zoom=13&type=r. For exact location, refer to application.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Guadalupe County Courthouse, 211 West Court Street, Seguin, Texas 78155 and may be viewed online at www.postoakcleangreen.net.

DIRECT REFERRAL.
On January 23, 2015, the Applicant filed a request for direct referral to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). Therefore, the chief clerk has referred this application directly to SOAH for a hearing on whether the application complies with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a formal contested case hearing at:

10:00 a.m. – April 6, 2015
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

The contested case hearing will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 361, Texas Health and Safety Code; TCEQ rules including 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 330; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

To request to be a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be adversely affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate at the hearing.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/. The mailing address for the TCEQ is P.O. Box 13087, Austin TX 78711-3087.

Further information may also be obtained from Post Oak Clean Green, Inc. at the address stated above or by calling Wade Wheatley, P.E., with Cook-Joyce Inc., at 512-474-9097.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at 512-475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: February 25, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF HEARING
ABRAXAS CORPORATION
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-2478
TCEQ Docket No. 2013-2229-MWD
Proposed Permit No. WQ0015010001

APPLICATION.
Abraxas Corporation, 7921 Main Street, North Richland Hills, Texas 76182, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a new permit, proposed Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0015010001 to authorize the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 20,000 gallons per day. The facility was previously permitted under TCEQ Permit No. WQ0011086001, which expired December 1, 2009.

The facility is located at 3301 Cattlebaron Road, approximately 0.9 mile north of the intersection of Cattlebaron and White Settlement Roads in Parker County, Texas 76108. The treated effluent will be discharged to a man-made pond; thence to an unnamed drainage; thence to an unnamed tributary; thence to Haywire Lake #2; thence to an unnamed tributary; thence to an unnamed impoundment; thence to Haywire Lake #1; thence to an unnamed tributary; thence to Silver Creek; thence to Lake Worth in Segment No. 0807 of the Trinity River Basin. The unclassified receiving water uses are limited aquatic life use for the man-made pond, no significant aquatic life use for the unnamed drainage and unnamed tributary and high aquatic life use for Haywire Lake #1, Haywire Lake #2 and the unnamed impoundment. The designated uses for Segment No. 0807 are high aquatic life use, public water supply and contact recreation. In accordance with Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC) Section 307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (January 2003) for the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier 1 antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. A Tier 2 review has preliminarily determined that no significant degradation of water quality is expected in Haywire Lake #1, Haywire Lake #2 or the unnamed impoundment, which have been identified as having high aquatic life uses. Existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the City of Willow Park Municipal Building, 516 Ranch House Road, Willow Park, Texas. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=32.783195&lng=-97.548148&zoom=13&type=r

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a contested case hearing in this matter. A preliminary hearing will be held:

10:00 a.m. – April 8, 2015
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. The contested case hearing will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on February 10, 2015. In addition to these issues, the judge may consider additional issues if certain conditions are met.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 26, Texas Water Code; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. The hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests are withdrawn or denied.

To request to be a party in the contested case hearing, you must attend the preliminary hearing and show how you would be adversely affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the preliminary hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties at the preliminary hearing may participate in the contested case hearing.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

Further information may also be obtained from Abraxas Corporation at the address stated above or by calling Ms. Laura Farhood-Warren, Abraxas Coporation at 817- 656-3636.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at 512-475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: February 23, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


REVISED

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
AND
NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION
FOR WATER QUALITY TPDES PERMIT RENEWAL

PERMIT NO. WQ0002105000

APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION.
Lower Colorado River Authority, P.O. Box 220, Austin, Texas 78767, which operates Sam Seymour (Fayette Power Plant) a steam electric station, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to renew Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0002105000 which authorizes the discharge of once-through cooling water and previously monitored effluent at a daily average flow not to exceed 1,509,000,000 gallons per day via Outfall 001; cooling water drained from condensers and other cooling equipment during maintenance periods at a daily average flow not to exceed 2,500,000 gallons per day via Outfall 002; low volume waste, coal pile runoff, truck wash water, previously monitored effluent, and stormwater from the Coal Pile Runoff Pond on an intermittent and flow-variable basis via Outfall 003; and low volume waste, truck wash water, and stormwater from the Combustion Byproducts Landfill Pond on an intermittent and flow-variable basis via Outfall 004. The facility is located at 6549 Power Plant Road, adjacent to the south shore of Cedar Creek Reservoir, approximately two miles north of State Highway 71, and seven miles east of the City of La Grange, in Fayette County, Texas 78945-3714. The discharge route is from the plant site via Outfall 001 to Cedar Creek Reservoir, thence to Cedar Creek, thence to the Colorado River Below La Grange in Segment No. 1402 of the Colorado River Basin, and via Outfalls 002, 003, and 004 to unnamed tributaries, thence to Cedar Creek, thence to the Colorado River Below La Grange in Segment No. 1402 of the Colorado River Basin. The TCEQ received this application on June 4, 2014.

The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Fayette Public Library, 855 South Jefferson Street, La Grange, Texas. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice. For the exact location, refer to the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.914742&lng=-96.753535&zoom=12&type=r.

PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING.
You may submit public comments about this application. The TCEQ will hold a public meeting on this application because the Executive Director of the TCEQ has determined that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application.

The public meeting will consist of two parts, an Informal Discussion Period and a Formal Comment Period. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing under the Administrative Procedure Act. During the Informal Discussion Period, the public is encouraged to ask questions of the applicant and TCEQ staff concerning the application and the Executive Director's preliminary decision, but these informal comments made during the informal period will not be considered by the Commissioners before reaching a decision on the permit, and no formal response will be made. During the Formal Comment Period, members of the public may state their formal comments into the official record. A written response to all timely, relevant and material, or significant formal comments will be prepared by the Executive Director and considered by the Commissioners before they reach a decision on the permit. A copy of the response will be sent to each person who submits a formal comment or who requests to be on the mailing list for this application and provides a mailing address. Only relevant and material issues raised during the formal comment period can be considered if a contested case hearing is granted.

The Public Meeting will be held:
Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 7:00 PM
Knights of Columbus Community Center
190 South Brown Street
La Grange, Texas 78945

OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
After the deadline for submitted public comments, the Executive Director will consider all timely comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Unless the application is directly referred for a contested case hearing, the response to comments will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and to those persons who are on the mailing list for this application. If comments are received, the mailing list will also provide instructions for requesting a contested case hearing or reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in a state district court.

TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name; address; phone number; applicant’s name and proposed permit number; the location and distance of your property/activities relative to the facility; a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general public; and the statement “I/we request a contested case hearing.” If the request for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request must designate the group’s representative for receiving future correspondence; identify an individual member of the group who would be adversely affected by the proposed facility or activity; provide the information discussed above regarding the affected member’s location and distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are relevant to the group’s purpose.

Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting.

The Commission will only grant a contested case hearing on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decision on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues that were raised in timely filed comments that were not subsequently withdrawn.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION.
The Executive Director may issue final approval of the application unless a timely contested case hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed. If a timely hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed, the Executive Director will not issue final approval of the permit and will forward the application and request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting.

MAILING LIST.
If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be placed on (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and/or (2) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below.

AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION.
Citizens are encouraged to submit written comments anytime during the meeting or by mail before the meeting to the Office of the Chief Clerk, TCEQ, Mail Code MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov.us/about/comments.html. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our website at www.tceq.texas.gov. All written public comments must be received by the Office of the Chief Clerk at the noted address within 30 days from the date of newspaper publication of this notice or by the date of the public meeting, whichever is later.

Further information may also be obtained from Lower Colorado River Authority at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Joe Wegenhoft, Senior Environmental Coordinator at (979) 249-8679.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the meeting should call the Office of the Chief Clerk at (512) 239-3300 or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD) at least one week prior to the meeting.

Issued: March 3, 2015


NOTICE OF HEARING
CITY OF LIBERTY HILL
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-2936
TCEQ Docket No. 2014-1720-MWD
Permit No. WQ0014477001

APPLICATION.
City of Liberty Hill, P.O. Box 1920, Liberty Hill, Texas 78642, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major amendment to Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0014477001 to authorize an increase in the discharge of treated domestic wastewater from an annual average flow not to exceed 1,200,000 gallons per day to an annual average flow not to exceed 4,000,000 gallons per day.

The facility is located approximately 5,000 feet north of the South Fork San Gabriel River and 2,000 feet east of US Highway 183 in Williamson County, Texas 78641. The treated effluent is discharged to the South Fork San Gabriel River in Segment No. 1250 of the Brazos River Basin. The designated uses for Segment No. 1250 are high aquatic life use, public water supply, aquifer protection, and primary contact recreation. In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) § 307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (June 2010) for the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier I antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. A Tier 2 review has preliminarily determined that no significant degradation of water quality is expected in the South Fork San Gabriel River, which has been identified as having high aquatic life use. Existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice. For the exact location, please refer to the application. www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=30.631944&lng=-97.861666&zoom=13&type=r

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a preliminary hearing on this application at

10:00 a.m. – May 6, 2015
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceedings, provide an opportunity for settlement discussions, and address other matters as determined by the administrative law judge. The preliminary hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests are withdrawn or denied. The evidentiary phase of the contested case hearing, to be held at a later date, will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court and will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on March 10, 2015. In addition to these issues, the administrative law judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met.

The contested case hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 26, Texas Water Code; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

To participate in the contested case hearing as a party, you must attend the preliminary hearing and show you would be affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the preliminary hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate in the contested case hearing.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

Further information may also be obtained from the City of Liberty Hill at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Aaron Laughlin, P.E., Steger Bizzell, at 512-930-9412.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at 512-475-3445 at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: March 25, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


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